Curiously, Tesla ($TSLA
) does not really have a traditional SUV model. The closest thing might be a Model X, but its winged doors look a bit tricky; Model Y is a tad small.
), on the other hand, produces the R1S, a classic SUV. I wonder, however, if potential customers should be concerned with the challenges that the company is facing: high cash burn rate; increasingly expensive capital raise; delayed scaling. Will Rivian be able to provide good post-purchase servicing, which require further manpower and capital investment? Will the initial batch of R1S vehicles be well-made, or will they have a bunch of technical issues they can fix? Will Rivian even be around?
Personally, I would rather buy a tried-and-tested Tesla any day, especially when they are consistently refreshing all the S3XY models to make them better. My partner seems intent on buying the R1S, even placing a (refundable) deposit for it. Perhaps I am also too biased (Tesla fan) to want to take a chance on the R1S?
Rivian EVs - yay or nay?